Fighting For a Voice

At Notre Dame, U.S. students learn from international students that every voice can impact, and even determine, the future.

Notre Dame Professor George LopezDepartment of Political Science in the College of Arts and Letters, teaches Notre Dame students about how every vote is both an obligation and a privilege.

He says, “Every American election has a huge impact on people outside of the United States. At Notre Dame, so many of our international students come from places where there elections have been postponed, or the jury’s been rigged, it leaves a very strong impression and an accurate one on US students the value of democracy and the unique and privileged situation in which we live in the US.

“Here at Notre Dame the impact on the US students from the International Students is a strong one, in understanding how every vote is an obligation and also a privilege. That’s the key to democracy.”